Petition against carving up Hucknall gains more than 400 signatures in 48 hours

A petition calling for controversial proposals to split Hucknall across two different parliamentary constituencies has gained more than 400 signatures over the course of the weekend.
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The petition was started by Coun Lauren Mitchell (Lab), who represents Hucknall South, after councillors voted in favour of a motion that would see the Hucknall West ward placed into the new Ashfield constituency, under proposals to the Boundary Commission for England, while the rest of Hucknall remained in the Sherwood constituency.

Due to the vote being late last week, Coun Mitchell was only able to get the petition up and running at the weekend and only had until Monday, August 2, to gain signatures.

But the people of Hucknall responded quickly.

The petition was instigated by Coun Lauren MitchellThe petition was instigated by Coun Lauren Mitchell
The petition was instigated by Coun Lauren Mitchell

Coun Mitchell said: “I was really pleased to have been able to gather over 400 signatures in such a short time – it shows just how strongly we as a town feel about this.

"The petition has now been submitted to the Boundary Commission for England and I will keep everyone updated with what happens next, but I am feeling hopeful that the views of the people of Hucknall will be listened to.”

The proposals are part of national plans instigated by the Government that will look at re-drawing Parliamentary constituency lines by 2023.

However, although the council has voted to approve the controversial proposal that will split Hucknall two, it still has to be considered and approved by the Boundary Commission before any changes can take place.